Dear Bernie, Abdul, and Neil,
Thank you very much for all the trouble you have taken to
review my paper. It was interesting communicating with you.
I am posting the latest iteration of my article. I have
answered most of your questions in the previous replies. In this post, I will
explain a few points which are common to all three.
Living Educational Theory (with upper case)
refers to a lexical definition of meaning which distinguishes Living
Educational Theory research is a unique field of educational research activity.
Living Educational Theory
research can be conceptualised as the process that a practitioner researcher
engages in to create their own living-educational-theory (with lower case,
hyphenated). A living-educational-theory is an educational practitioner's
explanation of their educational influence in their own learning, the learning
of others and the learning of social formations.
Living Educational Theory can be abbreviated to Living Theory; shorthand
versions are LET and LT.
living-educational-theory can be abbreviated to living-theory; shorthand
versions are l-e-t and l-t.
Thus, Living Educational Theory
is the research paradigm and living-educational-theory constitutes the
individualised descriptions and explanations of the processes that individuals
engage in order to improve their practice. Their accounts are a contribution to
Living Educational Theory.
have added this… The first ‘patch’ is the ‘miracle cartoon’; the second is the
introduction and explains the idea behind the writing of this paper. The third ‘patch’
is a poem written by me in 2009 about my experiences as a doctoral student.
Each section is a ‘patch’ and so is every photograph and video, my students’
and my reflections and so on, make the other patches together with the second-last
‘patch’ which is a forward-looking epilogue.
I would not like to ‘add just one sentence as
a signpost for your reader, when you move on to another context’ ... as
suggested by you as I believe it goes against the spirit of a Patchwork Text. I
would rather delete all references to Patchwork Text if you continue to feel it
is not being understood.
However, I have used this style
before and published an article using this style (Ukani and Rawal, 2016) additionally, my Ph.D. thesis is also written as a Patchwork Text
In any case in a normal article
when one moves from one topic to another the author merely adds a heading,
which I have already done. In a normal article/paper one does not really add a
line of introduction to each section.
Having said this, if you really
feel I am not being understood I am prepared to have a relook at my paper and
go in for a rewrite, because at the end of the day I feel you, my first readers
are very important to me.
Thanks, Neil, I have corrected the Reference
I have permission for the photographs used, and
all are referenced.
Sorry about the spacing issue, that happens when
the article is posted on the forum. No matter how many times you recheck it
continues to happen. But that will be taken care of; I am sure, before the
I hope I have addressed all your